Rohr Says Eagles Still Needs Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed why striker Musa Ahmed continue to keep his spot on the team despite not playing first team football with Leicester City.  There have been suggestions of favouritism for the player, but Rohr explained that Musa earned his place because of his positive attitude. “For your information, Ahmed Musa is playing with the second team regularly and he is playing very well. Not in the third team but the second one. He played also in the Cup game and his influence in the team…

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Pinnick Wants Super Eagles To Be Calm And Clinical

The President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has urged the Super Eagles to be calm but clinical in Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia. Pinnick, who gave the advise in a statement by NFF’s Spokesperson, Ademola Olajire on Thursday in Abuja, said the tendency was for teams to get uptight and tensed for this kind of match. “I have spoken to them that the approach should be to take full control from the beginning and take the chances that come without being too anxious.…

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Gov. Udom Redeems $50,000 Pledge To Super Eagles

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, has redeemed his pledge of 10,000 dollars per goal for the matches against Cameroon to the Super Eagles. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja. NAN reports that Gov. Udom had promised the players 10,000 dollars for every goal, two days before their clash with the reigning African champions, whom the Super Eagles walloped 4-0 in Uyo on Sept.1. They went on to earn a 1-1 draw with the Lions in Yaounde on Sept. 4. “Gov. Udom has redeemed…

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Yusuf Sure Of Victory Against Zambia

Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, on Thursday said the players were in good mood and ready to conquer Zambia on Saturday in their World Cup qualifying match. Yusuf said that the Super Eagles were mentally and physically fit to overcome the Chipopolo of Zambia in Uyo. The coach said that he had absolute confidence in not just his players but their management because they were on top of the cracker between the two countries. “The Super Eagles are in a very positive mood for the game against Zambia on…

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Super Eagles Battle Ready For Zambia

Super Eagles defender, Ogenyi Onazi has said the players were determined to play Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Zambia with their body, soul and spirit to ensure they pick the three points that will qualify them for Russia 2018. Onazi exuded confidence that the Coach Gernot Rohr-tinkered Eagles side will become the first African nation to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with one game to spare. The Super Eagles assistant skipper told the Nigerian Federation website that : ‘’’We will give all it takes as far…

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World Cup Qualifier: Rohr Calls Up Mikel, Ighalo, Onazi, 20 Others

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has called up 23 players for the all-important 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Uyo on Oct. 7. A statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday in Abuja listed team skipper Mikel Obi among the call-ups. China-based forward Odion Ighalo and England-based Victor Moses, who were prominent in the team against Cameroon earlier this month, retained their places. South Africa-based Daniel Akpeyi and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi are however returning to the team after injury knocked them out…

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Nyirenda Fires Up Team Ahead Uyo Cracker

Zambia manager  Wedson Nyirenda   has told his troops   that   they  have the quality to beat the Super Eagles  in their Group B  Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo  on October 7 and  boost their chances of qualifying for the   biggest football tournament for the first time. But  Nyirenda   says Chipolopolo will have  to work their socks off  to realise the dream of reaching  the Russia 2018 finals. Nigeria  lead Group B on  10 points while Zambia, who were beaten 2-1 at home by the Eagles last year,   are second …

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I Don’t Pick Games As Speculated – Victor Moses

Chelsea star Victor Moses has dismissed suggestions he picks and chooses the games he plays for Nigeria, insisting he always wants to be fit before appearing for his country, AFP reports. Moses, 26, made his Nigeria debut in 2012 when he changed his international allegiance after representing England at various age-grade levels. He has since won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria and featured at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Moses played a key role in the draw and victory in back-to-back matches over Cameroon this month…

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Yusuf Optimistic Of Victory

Basking from the euphoria of last weekend’s victory and qualification for the CHAN 2018 tournament, Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, said on Monday that the team hoped to win all its matches in both Championship of African Nations (CHAN) and the West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament. Yusuf made the remark in an interview in Abuja, ahead of the team’s preparations for the championships. He said that the team would require extra-hard work to edge out their opponents. “There is need for extra-hard work and training in order to…

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Rohr Optimistic of Enyeama’s Return

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has expressed optimism over the return of Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to the national team but ruled him out of the crucial 2018 World Cup double-header against African champions Cameroon, scheduled for September 1 and 5 in Uyo and Yaoundé respectively. Enyeama, Nigeria’s most capped player, quit international football in 2015 after a bust-up with then Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh, who had stripped him of the captain’s armband. The 2013 AFCON winner has since rebuffed moves — even from Rohr — for his return to…

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Mikel Optimistic Of Super Eagles Qualification For 2018 World Cup

John Obi Mikel is nothing if not optimistic when it comes to Nigeria’s hopes of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Although Africa’s third round of qualifying only reaches its halfway point at the end of this month and beginning of September, the Super Eagles captain believes a place at the global finals is within their grasp. The Super Eagles captain has declared himself fit. The midfielder is ready to help his Chinese Super League team – His club have not won in their last 7 League games…

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Rohr Hopes For Ikeme’s Quick Return

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is hopeful goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia, will return for next year’s World Cup in Russia. “It’s unfortunate that Carl Ikeme will be sick for a long time, we miss him, but hopefully he will come back for the World Cup,” Rohr said on Wednesday. “So, for the moment we will work with the other goalkeepers.” The Wolverhampton Wanderers number one, who made his debut against Tanzania in 2015, played a key role in Nigeria’s 2-1 opening World Cup qualifier victory…

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Ex-International, Fuludu Explains Why Nigeria Players Are Not Sought After In Europe

An ex-international, Edema Fuludu, says the poor state of the Nigeria Professional Football League is the reason why Nigerian players are not being sought after in the current European transfer window. The former attacking midfielder said on Wednesday in Lagos that the development did not bode well for Nigerian players at the domestic league. The commencement of the transfer window on July 1 has seen the record signing of Mohammed Salah by Liverpool FC for the sum of £34.3m. Nigerian players are not yet in the reckoning for such record…

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Disu Cautions Rohr Over Cameroon Clash

By Akinwale Kasali Former coach of the Flying Eagles, Tunde Disu has warned Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr against wrong tactics against Cameroun in the Russia 2018 qualifiers on September 1. Disu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday that the team’s tactical formation against South Africa in the AFCON qualifiers was wrong and should not be used again. He said that the Eagles loss to Bafana Bafana in the AFCON qualifiers was due to wrong tactical formation, adding that the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun would be…

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2018 World Cup: Ex-Internationals Calls for Early Preparation for Cameroon

Former Captain of the Green Eagles, Segun Odegbami has warned that the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are well prepared psychologically for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles. Odegbami, who won the 1980 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations with the Green Eagles in Lagos, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The former Green Eagles captain stressed that the Super Eagles must be fully prepared for the August 27 showdown with the Cameroonians at the Godswill Apkabio International,…

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South Africa Thrash Nigeria

By Akinwale Kasali Prior to the match, the Bafana Bafana of South had promised to defeat Nigeria at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, but analysts and soccer enthusiasts thought the Southern African country was boosting. Second half goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau seal a 2-0 win for the South Africans. The win is the first competitive victory the Bafana Bafana has recorded against the three time AFCON champions. The loss puts the Super Eagles in the three position on the log with Libya leading the…

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Rohr Drops Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, opted for Chippa United netminder, Daniel Akpeyi, and will field a back four of William Troost-Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu and Elderson Echiejile Out-of-favour Leicester City forward, Ahmed Musa, has been left out in the Super Eagles starting line up against South Africa for Saturday’s (today) African Cup of Nation’s qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, opted for Chippa United netminder, Daniel Akpeyi, and will field a back four of William Troost-Ekong,…

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Super Eagles Brace Up for The South African Challenge

By Akinwale Kasali The city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom is agog for the African Cup of nations Qualifiers against arch-rivals, the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. The Stuart Baxter coached team have been boasting of recording a victory at the home ground of the Eagles. It would be recalled that the South Africans denied the Super Eagles of Nigeria from hoisting the nation’s flag at the AFCON 2015 championship in Gabon after the Super Eagles forced a 2-2 draw against the southern african country at the same Goodswill Akpabio Stadium.…

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Rohr Pleads With Super Eagles Players to Defer Fast

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has pleaded with Super Eagles players observing the Ramadan fasting to defer it for their upcoming cracker against the Bafana Bafana Boys of South Africa. This the coach says will give the players the energy and the commitment to give their best against the nation’s perennial rival. Though, the stage is now set for the June 10 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 qualifier in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, between  the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the National team of South Africa, the Bafana Bafana.…

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Super Eagles Move Up In Latest FIFA Ranking

This is good news for soccer enthusiasts. Since the coming of Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles have witnessed drastic improvement. The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up in the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday in both the continent and world. Super Eagles Gernot Rohr’s men who previously occupied the 40th position in the world moved two places and are now 38th while they sit pretty in the 4th position on the continent. The Eagles who are yet to lose a game in their German tactician’s tenure will today battle…

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